Taken with just a common tripod with a ball head pointing the camera straight down. You can see the front tripod leg in the shot. I was hoping this would be sufficient but as you can see the front leg dominates the lower half of the image, so this was never going to work. Later test shots use an extension arm to hover the camera over the surface. The fake lontar in this shot is "lo res", it was made out of 100 dpi print outs of an iPhone photo of the small real lontar at the top of the shot...
This test is identical to the previous test, except that the image includes the real small lontar (for color) and the Canon lens manual (for focus).
This test differs from the first in that it uses a tripod extension arm to hover the camera over the work surface. I used a bullseye level to make sure the camera was straight. The result was wobbly however, so I used the Canon capture software to take the pictures instead of using the camera's button. This test also uses a "hi-res" 300 dpi print out of a lontar, based on one of Brewster's pictures...